Gallery: Ducks Welcome Buffaloes' Return

Oregon's offense racked up 70 points while the defense held Colorado to 14 on a rainy Saturday at Autzen in 2012. This Saturday could be much of the same, despite key injuries. The Buffaloes sport a 2-8 record this year, 0-7 in the Pac-12, and without their starting QB as they return to Eugene. The Ducks return 16 starters from last year's 57-16 win, with several playing their final game at home.

Pharaoh Brown is out for the season, and Hroniss Grasu will sit out this weekend, at a minimum, as the Ducks look to reorganize and prepare for the final two games of the regular the season. Byron Marshall brings a total of 902 combined yards to this Saturday's game, while Marcus Mariota continues to light up the offense on the ground and in the air. Erick Dargan comes in leading the defense with 70 tackles and 5 interceptions, with Tyson Coleman, Derrick Malone Jr., and Sam Kamp working to thwart any offensive efforts by the Buffaloes. Hopefully several non-starters will get the chance to shine once again, as they have in the past two outings against Colorado, as the Ducks have prevailed 127-30 over the past two seasons.

Mariota throwing for a touchdown.

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